This text aims to help the visitor to Crete understand its landscape. The authors explain how the island's peculiar and extraordinary features, moulded and modified by centuries of human activity, have come together to create today's landscape. They explain the formation and ecology of Crete's mountains and coastline, and examine contemporary threats to the island's natural beauty. The book draws on a range of evidence - field observations, archaeology, ancient and medieval documents, place-names, tree-rings and standing buildings. It should be of interest to general readers and travellers with an interest in Crete's landscape, natural history and history; and to students and scholars of Mediterranean landscape history, geography, historical ecology and archaeology.
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Descrizione libro Manchester University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11071903647X
Descrizione libro Manchester University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX071903647X